Portraiture

Aristelle - Best of Burlington Summer 2014

I had the opportunity to shoot a story for Best of Burlington Magazine about Aristelle - a lovely lingerie store on Church St.  Take a look and check out this sweet boutique! I really enjoyed crafting a black & white image that evokes the timeless beauty of the feminine form.

I also have a portrait of the owner, Andrea, on my website in the portraits section.

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Elizabeth Altman

A tribute to our dear sister-in-law, Elizabeth Altman, who passed away today after a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Her spirit, joy, and love shine through in these images with my brother Kevin and their son Gabriel.

My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it, into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we already are; a gesture waves us on answering our own wave... but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Summer Portraits

Here are several portraits I've taken recently. First up is Becky Maden, the farm manager at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington.

Julie Dunigan, a talented artist and great friend.

Edward Behr, the editor of The Art of Eating Magazine produced in Peacham, Vermont and recognized by food lovers around the world.

Sandra Vesterstein, owner of Pure Potential Coaching in Burlington, Vermont.

Kelly Ormond, a good friend and former resident of Vermont now residing in San Francisco.  We visited the Rockville Market Farm in Starksboro, Vermont.

Caroline Lehner and her mom Joanne at Lake Eden, Vermont.

Michael Oatman

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I photographed my friend, artist Michael Oatman last month. Michael is an internationally renowned installation artist and  professor at RPI in Troy, New York.  Check out his upcoming show at  Mass MOCA this July: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=547

The cool part is we grew up across the road from each other in Williston, Vermont.  I did the shoot at my old house, which is now owned by Karin and Gerry Davis, great friends who very graciously allow me to photograph on their lovely property from time to time. The house and barns were built in 1856. The barn is going to be taken down this spring and re-built.

I wanted to use this great location, with the artifacts and architectural details of a once working cow and horse barn, and of  course it’s very sentimental for me.  Michael often uses found objects in his pieces of art, and the barn has a history of housing interesting things.  He also brought his really large scissors from the 1950’s, a matt knife and glass burnishing tool as props.

Inside the barn, with the old coffee cans that my Dad mounted on the wall to hold the bridles for our horses.